Friday, January 09, 2009

Syria urges UN not to accept Israeli gifts made in Golan

How sad, Assad!

UNITED NATIONS, Jan 9 (KUNA) -- Syria on Friday urged the UN to order its staff not to accept Israeli holiday gifts of wine made from grapes harvested and bottled in the occupied Syrian Golan.
"I strongly condemn this provocative and irresponsible behaviour by the Permanent Mission of Israel. The action demonstrates contempt for international legitimacy at UN Headquarters," Syrian UN Ambassador Bashar Al-Ja'afari said in a letter to the UN Secretary-General and President of the General Assembly. He recalled a Security Council resolution which called upon Israel to protect private and public land, property, and water resources and that any action taken to the contrary has "no legal validity."


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